Category: Christian Life

On Disrespectable Christianity

Tish Harrison Warren, whose writing I admire a great deal, has an excellent piece over at Christianity Today on Vanderbilt University’s lamentable decision to prohibit campus groups from setting their own standards for student leadership.  Harrison Warren was part of Intervarsity’s...

/ August 26, 2014

Mere Fidelity: On Sanctification

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/ June 2, 2014

The Ethics of Jayber Crow

In The Humane Vision of Wendell Berry Anthony Esolen notes that Berry’s longest Port William novel, Jayber Crow, is in many ways a modern day retelling of Dante. Berry’s own language throughout the book suggests the comparison, as his narrator, the novel’s...

/ May 19, 2014

Words for the Anxious Soul

I have been reading (and singing!) through the Psalms a good deal over the past year. One very valuable aspect of the Psalms is the way they give voice to a broad variety of human emotion. This is the inspired...

/ April 2, 2014
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The Dangers of Appealing to Personality Types

Morgan Guyton recently posted a piece entitled ‘Why English Majors Make Lousy Fundamentalists,’ which was also crossposted on Jesus Creed. Within it, he begins by arguing that different readings of Scripture ‘may end up boiling down to different personality types.’...

/ March 10, 2014

How our Questioning Begins: A reply to Fare Foreward

“How then shall we begin?” Among the questions that a writer must answer, that is perhaps the most difficult. When it is time to make an ending, we have the entire body of work to that point to draw from...

/ January 29, 2014

On Doubt and The End of our Exploring

I’ve been gratified by the responses to The End of our Exploring, even if I have said little about them. While it was left off the major “best of” lists for 2013—with sincere apologies to JR Forastereos, who graciously included...

/ January 20, 2014

The Joy of Christmas: A Meditation

“On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone—while all the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?”  — Job 38:6-7  The barrage of questions comes amidst the whirlwind to Job, a man from whom...

/ December 23, 2013

Get *End of our Exploring* for 50% Off and a Study Guide

I’ve been grateful for the abundance of positive reviews that have come in for the book. Among the most recent reviews was that by Alister McGrath in Christianity Today.  There’s lots to ruminate on there, but he also said this:...

/ October 1, 2013

Reading Through Chesterton’s Orthodoxy: “The Eternal Revolution” and “The Romance of Orthodoxy”

In the first post of this series, Matthew Lee Anderson and I described the merits of G.K. Chesterton and his book Orthodoxy. We also invited you to read along and discuss the latest section of the reading plan with us each week. Previously, we focused on...

/ September 11, 2013